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Post Malone to Perform Virtual Pokémon Day Concert

Post Malone goes virtual for his Pokémon Day concert.
Post Malone goes virtual for his Pokémon Day concert. / Photo courtesy of Nintendo

Rapper and singer Post Malone is going to play a virtual concert to celebrate Pokémon Day 2021, Nintendo announced Thursday, as part of the company's yearlong celebration of Pokémon's 25 anniversary.

Pokémon Day, which of course everyone knows takes place Feb. 27, will bring fans a chance to see a digitized, somewhat squishy version of Post Malone play a show starting at 7 p.m. ET. Nintendo will broadcast the show via the official Pokémon YouTube and Twitch channels and on its bespoke 25th anniversary website.

"I've been a Pokémon fan for a long time," Post Malone said in a news release. "So the opportunity to headline the Pokémon Day concert celebrating 25 years is awesome."

Post Malone isn't the only musical artist involved with the anniversary celebration. Nintendo's initial January announcement teased new music from pop star Katy Perry, as well as more future collaborations through its P25 Music program.